Five people are today expected to appear before separate magistrates on fraud charges.
According to police reports, in one of the incidents the owner of a construction company at Latchoo Road, Penal, went to First Citizens Bank, Penal, last Friday, and presented a cheque from the Civil Aviation Authority in the sum of $756,257. The owner, a 61-year-old woman, claimed the funds were for the construction of a tower radar. Investigations revealed that both documents were fraudulent and she was arrested by police.
In another incicent, a 23 year-old Republic Bank employee of Amilido St La Resource, D’Abadie, stole $25,000 from the bank. He was charged by Cpl Lewis.
In yet another incident, a woman, of Olton Road, Gonzales, went to the bmobile outlet in Arima on Friday and attempted to purchase an iphone, valued at $6,000, with a fraudulent Unit Trust debit card. Two men — a medical doctor of Bengal Street, St James, and locksmith of St Ann’s — were arrested and charged when they attempted to withdraw funds from the Sea Front Lions Club account in the sum of $20,000. All five persons were charged by police officers of the Fraud Squad, led by Acting Snr Supt Doohkie assisted by ASP Ag. Ghisyawan, Insp. Dipchand and Insp. Abbot.